Did you know there is ONE specific thing you can do that will dramatically increase your chances of losing weight AND living longer?
The strategy I’m about to give you is super simple and obvious to most, but I’d like to explain why it’s so important.
Plus, even though many people know about this strategy not many people follow through on it…
And, I want to share with you some amazing research that has been proven to extend your life by about 5 years!
So here’s what you need to do to lose weight and live longer:
“You must systematically decrease your caloric intake.”
That basically means you need to consume less calories everyday or over the course of a week.
Now this may seem obvious, but here’s why it’s so important:
By decreasing your daily caloric intake you are not only going to lose weight due to less calories coming in than you’re expending, but you’ll also be consuming less toxins.
That’s important because as toxins accumulate your body typically becomes more sluggish, bloated, inflammed, and stressed. This leads to more difficult weight loss and decreased longevity.
Here’s what 70+ years of research says about decreasing you caloric intake to live longer:
“In more than seven decades of research, calorie restriction has been found to be the only known anti-aging intervention that can increase average and maximum lifespan. This correction may reduce the onset or progression of many age-related diseases. Scientists continue to unravel many of the favorable biological consequences of dietary calorie restriction, which include: improvements in insulin sensitivity, glucose balance, apoptosis (cell death) regulation, reduction of oxidative stress and partial restoration of hormone levels that tend to fall with age.”
(Excerpt provided by Dr. Stephen Holt)
Here’s another excellent study about extending life about 10% longer:
A 14-year study of 48 Labrador Retrievers found restricting their diets by 25 percent starting at 8 weeks of age extended their lives by an average of 1.8 years. For a creature that typically never gets beyond its early teens, that’s a big number. (Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association.)
Keep in mind that 1.8 years for animal that lives about 14 years is a long time (over 10% increase in longevity)!
Plus, they found in another study done on rats that the rodents that decreased their caloric intake actually preserved lean muscle mass far better than rats on a “normal diet.”
Strange, but true…
To summarize, many leading researchers now feel you can add about 5 quality years to your life by decreasing your total caloric intake by 20-40%. Of course, the sooner you start the better…
I do want to make one point clear and that is that you should not drop your calories too low since you do need to make sure you’re getting enough nutrients and fuel for your body.
However, vegetables are overall the most nutrient-dense, healthy foods you can be eating and they contain very few calories per serving.
You’ll also want to make sure you get enough good omega-3 fats for nervous system and brain function. And, you can’t forget to eat adequate protein, which contain the amino acids necessary for your body to continue to repair and rejuvenate itself.
So, what I recommend is systematically decreasing your daily caloric intake by 500 calories per day, or about 20% of your current daily intake.
If you don’t need to lose weight you can still use this strategy by eating less even just one day per week. However, if you’re already thin you may already have dropped your caloric intake to get there, so your current eating may not need to change.
Lastly, I want to take care of these rebuttals before they even come up:
When many people read an article like this their first response is to go on the defensive.
They’ll often say something like, “So you’re recommending I starve myself?”
Or they may say, “I could never do that, I’ll be too hungry and starving all day!”
(If you haven’t yet, read my article on hunger here)
And some people may even go so far as to say, “It’s not healthy to not eat!”
To those rebuttals and many others I would say this:
1. I am not recommending you starve yourself… If you follow my plan of reducing your inflammatory foods and increasing your anti-inflammatory sources you’ll actually be getting much MORE nutrition.
2. You may be hungry in the beginning, but if you need to lose weight and shrink your stomach this is not necessarily a bad thing (read my full article on this)
3. On the contrary, it is NOT healthy to carry around extra body fat – especially around your stomach. The sooner you lose weight, the sooner you’ll become healthier and more energetic (provided you do it in a healthy way).
So, just to recap, start out slow and ease into reducing your daily caloric deficit by a few hundred calories and then eventually increasing it to about 20% of your current eating habits or around 500 calories a day if you’re looking to lose a pound per week.
And again, this is not some crazy diet fad…
Numerous studies have now been published proving the myriad of benefits you get from reducing your caloric intake or even fasting intermittently or for a day per week (we’ll save that topic for another day).
My goal in bringing this research and recommendations to you today is so that you may live a long healthy life and wake up energized every day!
I hope you really look into incorporating some of the information you read here today into your own daily routine.
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Committed to your success,
Stephen Cabral, CSCS, CPT, NS
Author of Fatlossity, Lose5in7 Weight Loss System
Health Consultant for MTV, NutritionData, Diet.com, MAXIM, Gather, EDGE
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